Contact the city for Carrabelle CRA grants

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 02:29 PM.

Properties current and proposed future use must conform to the zoning map and must be legally permitted commercial activities.

Occupants must have maintained all required licensing to operate, as well as being current on all city utility accounts.

For qualifying projects, expenses are eligible for an 80 percent grant rebate. The maximum amount of a proposed project is $20,000, thus the maximum grant-funding amount is capped at $16,000.

Awards are currently limited to one award, per parcel, per CRA Fiscal Year (October thru September). Improved areas must be visible from the street or other public space. Labor and material costs that may be covered include professional design and engineering services related to exterior qualifying façade improvements.

Types of eligible improvements include removal or restoration of deteriorated or sub-standard exterior building material; masonry work or new stucco, brick or repairs; exterior painting; new or replacement windows, doors and woodwork; removal or replacement of signs, awnings, landscaping and fencing. Paving can be replaced. Roof repair or replacement may be included.

Grants may be used to bring buildings in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

 Millender said information about the grants has already been posted on FaceBook and the city’s website. “Funds will not be available until after the city’s budget hearings but we wanted to go ahead and accept applications so we could get a feel for how much many to set aside for the grants,” she said.

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